GM Kerr goes from idiot to genius in Phoenix

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Not long ago, Steve Kerr would spend sleepless nights recalling how great that NBA analyst job was at TNT.

Phoenix Suns fans vilified him as a general manager without a clue, a man who had ruined the franchise. Kerr says there were many nights where he thought, "Man, I should have just sat there with a microphone in my hand."

Not that Kerr blamed the fans. He says he deserved the criticism because he didn't do a very good job last year.

Fast-forward to Wednesday as Kerr watched the Suns practice in preparation for the Western Conference finals against the reigning
NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers. He says it's exactly what he envisioned, the Suns "just took a strange route to get here."